What does $12.81M buy?

    A 51km network of safe cycling routes providing a direct, healthy and active commute to school, shops, work and recreation.

    The project budget is $12.8M. Wagga Wagga City Council accepted $11.35M from the NSW State Government to deliver the project and this will be matched by $1.45M contribution from Council.

    Will my driveway or the parking in front of my house be affected?

    The proximity of houses and businesses to cycle path infrastructure differs across each route. Check the individual maps for detailed information.

    What about safety education?

    Council is working in partnership with RMS to develop a safe road user education program which includes cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. The cycle paths are designed for use by cyclists, motorised scooters, wheelchairs and pedestrians.

    Will Council rezone or acquire any land?

    There will be no land acquisition or rezoning. Where Council does not own the land, negotiations are underway with affected landholders for right of way.

    What is the schedule and timeframe for the works?

    Construction has commenced on the levee route in conjunction with the Main City Levee Upgrade Stage 2. The tentative schedule for the construction of cycle paths is:

    1. Levee (construction has commenced)
    2. Bourke St
    3. Kooringal Rd
    4. University
    5. Red Hill Rd
    6. Kapooka
    7. Central, Wollundry, Morgan
    8. Forest Hill

    What are end-of-trip facilities and where will they be located?

    Two locations are planned for end-of-trip facilities where cyclists can safely store their bike and freshen up after the trip. The Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Morgan St is one proposed site and the second is to be determined in consultation with the community. Council is seeking community input into suitable locations.

    What’s in it for me if I don’t ride a bike?

    - The paths will offer a safe, accessible option to everyone in the community to move around the city, regardless of ability. For example, community members using motorised scooters and wheelchairs will have the opportunity to safely navigate the city, enabling them to access recreational spaces and the outdoors.

    - Ramps will provide access to the levee bank and Wiradjuri Walking Track

    - Provide a safe alternative for children to travel to and from school with minimal interaction with traffic

    - Provide a safe alternative for children to travel to and from school with minimal interaction with traffic

    - Reduced traffic congestion and fewer cars on the city’s roads

    - Fewer cars mean reduced emissions and improved air quality

    Why is the Forest Hill route not utilising the disused rail corridor?

    The rail corridor is owned by the NSW Government and an Act of Parliament must be passed to allow usage. This is time prohibitive for this project as it must be completed within a timeframe stipulated by the funding agreement.

    Rail trail pilot project sites commissioned by the NSW Government are under construction in Tumbarumba (external site) and Lismore.

    Why is some land adjacent to the rail line being used, but not other land?

    Where possible, Council has entered into agreements with land owners to lease relevant parcels of land immediately adjacent to the rail corridor.

    What will the paths be constructed from?

    The nature of works will depend on the existing conditions along the selected route, and may involve:

    - resurfacing or widening of existing pathways

    - separated on-road cycle paths within existing roadways,

    - intersection upgrades

    - new 2.5 - 3 metre wide concrete and asphalt pathways.